Best Practices in Microlearning

| April 1, 2019

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Today’s workplace is saturated with diverse ways of thinking, working, and communicating. Traditional corporate functionalities are being challenged every day by employees who are pushing organizations toward creating a more dynamic and flexible work environment in which they personally feel valued and invested. Many chief learning officers (CLOs) and learning and development leaders train employees the same ways they always have: through lengthy, classroom onboarding programs or via time-consuming, generic eLearning modules that don’t hold employees’ attention.

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